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Unread 06-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #16
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But does a smart phone need cell service? I'm just asking, I don't know anything about them. I just know the places I go wheeling (West Texas) cell service tends to be horrible or even non-existent.

I would imagine so.. it has yet to fail me around here.. but i could see where maybe in roam it might have some problems... guess ill find out the hard way

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Unread 06-17-2010, 11:21 AM   #17
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I have a Garmin 205W and really like it. Has a nice big screen for my old eyes and usually gets me where I want to go.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #18
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I would imagine so.. it has yet to fail me around here.. but i could see where maybe in roam it might have some problems... guess ill find out the hard way
If you want to avoid dead zones in W Texas, N Mexico, Colorado or Utah, just ask me. I found all of them.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 04:50 PM   #19
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HMMMM, I can update my wife's TomTom for free....
how? I have had many TomTom's and aside from the 30 day latest map guarantee, they charge to update map.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 04:54 PM   #20
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You can update the TomTom's software, but the maps are not free.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 05:03 PM   #21
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But does a smart phone need cell service? I'm just asking, I don't know anything about them. I just know the places I go wheeling (West Texas) cell service tends to be horrible or even non-existent.
No. Most phones now use A-GPS, which is assisted GPS. The assisted means it's using cell towers to get your location to find satellites faster, but that's it.

You can use th GPS remotely on a cell phone.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 06:54 PM   #22
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that is great! where did you get this set up tks
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Unread 06-17-2010, 09:26 PM   #23
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But does a smart phone need cell service? I'm just asking, I don't know anything about them. I just know the places I go wheeling (West Texas) cell service tends to be horrible or even non-existent.
Nope, phones now have a GPS reciever that is exactly like the one in a handheld GPS and you download the maps BEFORE you go so you don't need a signal. Backcountry Navigator will also trace a trail IIRC.
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Unread 06-18-2010, 05:24 AM   #24
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that is great! where did you get this set up tks
The dealer!!
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Unread 06-18-2010, 06:18 AM   #25
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I have a Garmin 205W and really like it. Has a nice big screen for my old eyes and usually gets me where I want to go.
I had a Garmin 205 in my wife's car and bought another Garmin 205W which ended up in my wife's car and I got stuck with the old one. But it works great for a sub $100 GPS. You can get them cheap at Best Buy.
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